Heat and Hajj 2076

[ by Charles Cameron — one black swan that’s almost predictable — where two timelines meet ] . God in His wisdom has decreed that all right thinking humans should circumambulate the Kaaba in Mecca if at all possible during their human lifetimes, so proclaims Islamic orthodoxy. A Guardian piece titled Extreme heatwaves could push […] Read more »

Yesterday’s learnings in science and religion

[ by Charles Cameron — theo-ecology, with a side of spaghetti ] . First, a Nobel laureate makes a distinction that should be of interest to all who study war — as also to those who “ain’t gonna study war no more”. Lucy Hughes-Hallett begins a New Statesman book review titled Chernobyl and the ghosts […] Read more »

What We Are Reading

Key Reads   A divided Taliban clings to war in wake of leader’s death Pamela Constable / Washington Post New peace talks have been abruptly postponed, and the Taliban official named to replace Omar has just vowed to keep its religious war going in a desperate bid to unify the increasingly fractured movement. “We will continue […]

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What We Are Reading

  Key Reads   American Security Project Launches Business Council for American Security Maggie Feldman-Piltch / American Security Project American Security Project announces the launch of The Business Council for American Security (BCAS). The Council will be a permanent membership group supporting ASP.   Afghan Taliban Confirm Death of Mullah Omar, Say Group Has New Leader Al […]

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DoD Report on Security Implications of Climate Change

The US Department of Defense released the “Report on National Security Implications of Climate-Related Risks and a Changing Climate.”

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